Index Ventures and Accel Partners, two leading global venture capital firms, today announce the sale of portfolio company Playfish Inc. to Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS). Playfish was acquired for a consideration of up to $400 million including an earnout of up to $100 million and excluding cash balances.
Kevin Comolli, board member from Accel Partners stated, As the original institutional seed investor in Playfish it has been a pleasure to work with the founders and management team and to see them achieve such extraordinary growth. Playfish has been recognized in the industry for its innovation and creativity and continues to change the way people play games by creating more social and connected experiences. We are sure they will continue to thrive under the ownership of Electronic Arts
Ben Holmes, board member from Index Ventures said, We want to congratulate Kristian Segerstråle, the other founders and the entire Playfish team for what they have achieved in such a short time. We are delighted to have been one of the investors in such a forward-thinking company and we wish them every success in the future
Kristian Segerstråle, Playfish CEO, commented, I want to thank Accel Partners and Index Ventures who bought into our vision for a new type of games company and have supported us from the start and through our sale to Electronic Arts